Academic Festival 2012

| April 6, 2012

Social Studies Professor Anand Marri, Instructor Thomas Chandler, and Doctoral Student Ellen Livingston will be participating in the 2012 Academic Festival!

Banking on our Future: Kids and Financial Literacy
Moderated by Pola Rosen (EdD ’80), Publisher, Education Update; featuring Alice Wilder (EdD ’98), Educational Psychologist; Anand Marri, Associate Professor of Social Studies; and Ramon Gonzalez (ME ’97), Principal of M.S. 223, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology. If nothing else, the past decade has shown that it’s never too early to learn the fundamentals of financial literacy. If students begin understanding the rules of personal finance as kids, they will grow up to be more financially savvy adults. Our country and our economy are depending on them.  

Connecting Communities Online
Moderated by John Allegrante, Professor of Health Education and Deputy Provost; featuring Thomas Chandler (PhD, ’09, MA, ’00), National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health; Christel Hyden (EdD ’11), Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Annie Feighery (EdM ’09). Today’s communities are evolving from geographic to virtual. This session will explore the ways in which communities are adapting to an increasingly digital population. From web sites to Twitter, rural and urban populations alike now expect up-to-the-minute news and alerts. Technology is creating more demanding but better-informed, better-prepared and ultimately safer citizens.

Virtual Humanities
Moderated by Frank Moretti, Professor of Communication & Education; with Jennifer Hogan (PhD ’00); Richard Jochum, Adjunct Professor of Art and Art Education; Ellen Livingston (MA ’97); Mark Phillipson, Senior Program Specialist, Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning; Victor Samra, Digital Media Marketing Manager at MoMA. If you can’t see it or hear it, how can you appreciate it? As arts programs lose funding, e-resources can provide students access to the great works of literature, art and music they would otherwise miss. New media and technology are reopening the door to creative expression, and giving both artists and humanists alike new inventive possibilities to create and experience the arts.